Day Zero: The Series

The Story behind the Studio

June 18, 2024
See our latest blog post at the studio site to learn more about what the meaning of the studio name and artwork came from, and also why the change from the former name :)


Day Zero expands to worldwide territories!

February 1, 2024
We're now in the following countries! Germany unfortunately we cannot provide content to due to their FSK ratings system requiring certification, and Japan requires burnt-in subtitling in Japanese, so it is difficult for us to get that going. As well, Australia for some reason isn't available. However, you can see we are mostly showing up as Prime Video streaming for most of the nations outside CONUS.

United States
United Kingdom

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Season 3 DVD release plus Seasons 1 and 2 Re-Issue

October 11, 2023
You can now purchase the newest DVD set of season 3! Along with re-issues of seasons 1 and 2, they are back in stock :)


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Day Zero Season 3 DVD set coming!

September 24, 2023
We're happy to announce that hopefully soon we'll be releasing the Season 3 DVD sets (two volumes/discs) which will come with bonus material and footage, including exclusive bloopers and behind-the-scenes not seen anywhere else! We will keep you posted right here as well as our studio website at, YouTube page ( and Facebook channels (!  We'll also be making an effort to re-establish our Seasons 1 and 2 sets and perh...
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Truly wrapped Season 3!

May 20, 2021
We've finally filmed our pickup shots! Now to the process of post-production :)

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And that's a wrap! Almost anyway

July 22, 2020
We wrapped on Season 3 for the most part! Just a few more pickup scenes to do but we have the bulk of it! :) Honored to work with some of Utah's best! Thanks to Team Day Zero for their awesome efforts and talents, this could not have been made without them. Deo Gratias!

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Day Zero Film Fest nabs during "Covid"!

July 22, 2020
- 2020 Christian Online Film Festival, Official Selection for episode 3x4: "Powers & Principalities"
- 2020 Great Lakes Christian Film Festival, Official Selection for 3x4: "Powers and Principalities"
- 2020 Indie Gathering Film Fest wins (1st, 2nd AND 3rd place) for Day Zero episodes 3x4 through 6!
- 2020 United States Film Festival, Official Selection/Finalist in short films for Day Zero Episode 3x6: "Rebel Yell"

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Shawn Stevens given a nod at the 2019 Indie Gathering Film Fest!

August 2, 2019
Shawn Stevens was nominated Best Lead Actor in a Short for his work on Day Zero episodes 2: Crusader and 3: Sanctuary at the 24th Indie Gathering Film Fest in Ohio! This comes on the tails of these episodes actually taking the 2nd and 3rd place wins at the same event! Congrats to all involved :)

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Day Zero episode 3x3: "Sanctuary" released!

April 25, 2019
Released November 9, 2018 on Amazon Prime! Check it out:

Our U.K. link is:

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Day Zero releases second episode of season 3: Crusader!

July 19, 2018
Just released July 18, 2018 on Amazon Prime! Check it out:

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Cal Nguyen has been acting since 1998, performing in commercials, infomercials, print modeling and Hollywood studio films such as "Bedazzled", starring Brendan Fraser and Elizabeth Hurley, "Just One Night" with Timothy Hutton, "Unaccompanied Minors" with Lewis Black and Wilmer Valderrama, and even television shows like "Nash Bridges", starring Don Johnson and Cheech Marin. He is recently hot off the 48 Hour Film Project "Voice", serving as the lead character "Steven Emory". Earlier, he was cast in a lead role as "Captain Le" in the short "Escape from Paper City", and then went on to film a supporting role as "Dr. Thomas" in "Pragmatic Repudiation". Known for being a prolific sound-alike (Bill Bixby in particular), he was selected to play the voice of "General Colin Powell" on the Loren Lambert feature, "Shades of Treason". Cal's breakthrough was when he booked a lead, co-star spot as "Jim Lecter" in the post-apocalyptic web TV series, "Day Zero", which, after buying the script rights last year, he became the creator of the show while continuing his role as Jim. The pilot episode earned him three filmmaker awards so far in 2012 alone, throughout the festival circuit. He has trained with some of the best coaches such as Richard Hatch of "Battlestar Galactica" fame, Glenn Morshower from "Transformers", Larry Silverberg (leading Meisner coach), casting director Jeff Johnson, and the prolific producer, director and actor, Lance Williams. Cal received other types of training and experience, being a distinguished Veteran of Gulf War II, and also serving in the Information Technology industry for over 16 years.


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